The Recreation Club runs a discussion group, meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, from 11 am to 12.30 pm in the Recreation Centre. Everyone is welcome.
For the October meeting, Roy Baker asks us ‘what is intelligence?’
Sometimes missing from the current brouhaha over artificial intelligence is clear agreement over what we mean by ‘intelligence’. We use the term a lot, but how does it butt up against concepts such as intellect, knowledge, recall, understanding, empathy, morality, conciousness, self-awareness and so on? What’s emotional or social intelligence? Are plants and other animal species intelligent? How do we best measure intelligence, develop it, use it and maintain it? And is AI as smart as it’s cracked up to be?
1. Read the Wikipedia article on intelligence, which offers at least ten different definitions of the word. (The listed references throw up additional reading suggestions).
2. Read this Conversation article on the topic of human and AI hallucination.
Alternatively, contact Jane Rich (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to express your interest in participating.
The Recreation Club asks for $5 per person per attendance to defray expenses.